Highway 111 will be reduced to one lane in both directions Tuesday to the end of August for repaving from Palm Desert's border with Indian Wells to El Paseo and Cabrillo Avenue, a city spokesman announced Monday.
Workers plan to install "final cap paving" in this phase of the project, which started July 22 and is expected to be completed by late September, Palm Desert spokesman David Hermann said Monday in a phone interview.
"As with the now completed process of removing the former road surface, work and lane closures will begin at the east end of Highway 111 and progress west toward Rancho Mirage over the next two weeks," city officials said in a statement.
"The project is expected to cause lengthy traffic delays and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes including Country Club Drive, Frank Sinatra Drive and Interstate 10," city officials said. "Whenever possible, closed lanes will reopen once each day's work is done."
Authorized construction hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, according to the City of Palm Desert.
Total cost of the project is estimated at "just over" $3 million, Hermann said.